Hoarding Warning

Are you a hoarder or a chucker? Do you hoard stuff–never knowing when you might need it, or do you chuck stuff, always trying to live a simpler life?

I’m more of a chucker than a hoarder, so here’s a story that will be a warning to all you hoarders out there…

  • Rose Marie

    Wow, am I glad I cleaned out my closet today!!! Seriously this OCD trait is suprisingly common, but perhaps not to this extreme. OCD, itself, is an insidious disease that is manifested in a variety of ways including scruptulosity, which Martin Luther supposedly had. Have you heard this?

  • http://thesheepfold.typepad.com/ The Sheepcat

    Ouch! I’d better be careful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13669565372315999650 Jeffrey Smith

    I’ve known people like that and been in houses where you had to edge between piles of boxes to get to the next room.If you can’t use something or enjoy looking at it, because it’s buried there’s no sense keeping it.

  • blarg

    I’m a chucker. I use to live with two hoarders in Lancaster, MA. They owned a 4 bedroom, 2500 sqft. house, which they managed to fill to the brim with knick knacks, stuff animals and Star Trek memorabilia. Up North, every house has a basement, and this too they filled with trashy romance novels and canned food. When the head of house moved to Wisconsin, his company paid $14,000 for a 52’ diesel truck to park in front of his house while a 3 person crew spent the week unloading the house. I offered to help trash their stuff, but when they threatened my life, I backed off.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17691145638703824456 kkollwitz

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17691145638703824456 kkollwitz

    I hoard only stuff that shouldn’t be chucked.

  • Louise

    My favorite definition of JUNK:Something you keep for 25 years and throw out two weeks before you need it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 Carolina Cannonball

    thats really kind of sad. He was so attached to his rubbish that he let it over come his life & home.